Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I don't think I've ever mentioned this before, but this blog is not the only thing I write.  Nope.  Far from it.  Actually, I have a few other blogs and journals that I do my best to keep up with.  And I write fiction, which is what I really love.

A lot of times, though, it gets placed on the back burner - because there are blogs to write or because there are  "more important" things to do.  This blog and my Etsy shop take precedence most of the time.

But not this month.  This month is all about writing.  Not writing just anything, but writing my novel - the one that's been bouncing around the back of my head for months, waiting for me to sit down and really work on it.  That's just what I'm doing.

But why now?  Because it's NaNoWriMo!  What the heck is that?  National Novel Writing Month.  It's a magical event that happens every November during which a whole bunch of completely nutty people set out to write an entire 50,000-word novel in just 30 days.  Or, in my case, 27 days.  I got off to a late start.  But I've met my goal every day since I started, and I'm making great progress.  So long as I can keep up this pace, I should have no trouble finishing on time.

Of course, that means you probably won't see much of me around here.  I will, of course, stop by for occasional updates.  But for the most part, I'll be over here with my coffee and my chocolate and my laptop, typing myself silly and trying to stay remotely sane.

Click the graphic above to by taken to my NaNo profile page, where you can read a synopsis of my novel and an excerpt.
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

It's not too late!

If you didn't know about Everything Etsy's giveaway week, don't worry. You can still get in on the action! You have until tomorrow at 10pm Eastern Time to enter any or all of their awesome giveaways. Like my favorite, the Red River Paper Giveaway, featuring 10 awesome prize packs, including a chance to win one of two printers! Talk about a prize! I've been thinking I need a printer...

But even if you don't win one of the printers, you still have a chance at one of the other prize packs, which include a gift certificate and a sample kit of Red River's printer-ready notecards. Sweet!

Regardless of whether you enter or not, you really should go visit the folks at Red River Paper. There products look to be of outstanding quality, everything is reasonably priced - especially the sample packs - and they seem to be just a nice bunch of people. Plus, if you follow them on Twitter, they'll give you a coupon!

So hop to it, folks! Go get your giveaway on!
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